2020 Boringest Year Ever Due to CoronaVirus

March 15th, 2020
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Will COVID-19 end up making 2020 the most boring year ever? We’ve been told the soonest a vaccine might be made is 1-1.5 years. And if 1 person has the virus, it can spread all over again. They aren’t sure if you can get it twice or not. The belief is that after the 1st time of getting it your immune system will react much faster, but it doesn’t guarantee any immunity to it. So event, activities will be shut down for safety. I get it, better safe than sorry and for precautions.

But will this help popularize e-Sports (competitive online gaming) and online D&D board gaming? Will the jobs of the future be more open to remote working now. Will they finally approve online University degrees to be accredited (if so expect 50% or more Universities and colleges across the nation to go out of business when this is over with).

No one else has mentioned this, but its going to be a long year. Time to find new hobbies and dust off the old ones.

Coronavirus Toilet Paper Alternative

March 13th, 2020
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With people stocking up on Toilet Paper at the stores causing a bit of a shortage. There is a better alternative. Or at least you can make your stash last even longer. Bidet attachments that can be put onto regular toilets are available online for about $50. They even have some of these bidet adapters that will work with hot warm, so you aren’t just stuck with cold water and can adjust the temperature. It will actually clean you better than toilet paper alone will. Then you can just use a bit of toilet paper to dry yourself.

Prohands Grip Master vs VariGrip

January 31st, 2020
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Prohands Grip Master or Prohands Via is a tool to help strengthen your fingers or hand grip. The problem I see most with this device, is that people get one that is too strong for them. Your pinky and ring finger are actually weaker than you think, so you have to start off much weaker than you expect. That is where the VariGrip Therapy has an advantage. Because with the Varigrip you can adjust the strength for each finger. Although I wish the adjustments had a bigger range. Because odds are your index and middle finger (even on your non-dominant hand) are multiple times stronger than your ring and pinky finger. So you’ll probably have to buy a VariGrip that is very weak for the pinky and ring fingers and get those to catch up to the index and middle fingers in strength. So it doesn’t make sense to buy the Grip Master because it only has 1 fixed resistance level. You won’t be able to grow with it. You will have to go through multiples of these devices either way though, but at least with the VariGrip you can go through less. Once you get to a decent strength the VariGrip Sport does offer a wider range of resistance.

Keep Getting Holes in Your Socks?

January 28th, 2020
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If you keep getting holes in your socks, make sure you don’t wear them on concrete. Concrete acts like sandpaper on them and will thin them out and cause holes in them fast. Get a pair of slip on shoes you can put on quickly instead of walking in socks on rough surfaces.

Don’t Buy BlueTooth Devices Without aptX Support

January 13th, 2020
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Bluetooth devices with aptX support offer low latency. It makes a big difference. As I had tried to setup my guitar playing setup with an aptX transmitter from the amp and regular bluetooth headphones. The delay was over 1 second. After finally getting aptX headphones also, the delay is there, but its slight enough, it doesn’t throw me off. It’s well under a forth of a second. I was able to get used to that and its fast enough it doesn’t bug me and isn’t that noticable. But without aptX I felt as though someone else was playing and many times the lag was so bad it would just abandon the signal almost as if it was trying to catch up.

I’m sure as technology gets better, there will be something better than aptX, but its pretty good right now. So definitely don’t invest any money in any transmitters, headphones or speakers that don’t support aptX.

Nustay.com Rip Off

January 1st, 2020
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Nustay shows up as the cheapest hotel in Google maps, but don’t let that fool you. Once you input your CC information, it will then tell you that the price has been updated as prices fluctuate. The thing is that, it will say this every time. It’s how they are able to say they are the lowest rate out there, but in reality they are the same price as everyone else. But since Google can’t see that “updated” price, which is the real price (until the user enters in their credit card information), they are listed as the cheapest place to book a hotel / motel.

Amazon Delays Shipping on Purpose?

December 31st, 2019
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In the past Amazon deliveries would ship out within 24hours. Now days it can take up to 3-5 days before they even think about delivering it. I’m guessing this is because the Prime orders take priority and they need to make you wait longer for your packages, that way you will more likely want to buy a Amazon Prime subscription. It’s been like this for a few years to be honest. I can’t complain too much as it is still free shipping and they did go back down to $25 to get that (as there was a brief period where they required $35 being spent to get free shipping).

Don’t Buy Hair Product at Great Clips

December 25th, 2019
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I’ve found hair products at Great Clips to be not only slightly pricier, but they have been on the shelf too long. I was upsold some mousse and even after shaking it for a long period, it still wouldn’t come out foam-like. Even after doing this repeatedly everyday for a month. Their product stays on the shelf way too long and you can get a better deal at a department store.

Hotone Nano Legacy Mojo Diamond Guitar Amplifier Head Review

December 24th, 2019
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hotone nano legacy mojo diamond amplifier head

Hotone’s 5w Nano Legacy Amplifier Heads are the size of a guitar pedal. I found the “Mojo Diamond” to be the cleanest of the series as it is supposed to model a legendary Fender tweed. This is a great bedroom or practice amp. You can use it with headphones or plug in a cabinet (speaker) to it to hear outloud (granted its 5w). It even has an effects loop, which at the asking price for this size is nice. It has a plug for auxillary in, so you an play with a MP3 player or some other audio device and comes with a power cable. It has a volume, 3 eq knobs (low, mid, high) and gain. All the basics you would need. They make other ones that model other amps, some in which don’t really have a clean sound. Having a clean sound was important for me, so I can add effects to it, as I want. For the price, size and functionality, this is a nice little amp head for headphones or to practice without disturbing anyone.